Chicken Verde – Best dinner ever

Mom’s, do you want to have a “winner” of a dinner? Here you go! Your kids will love it! Seriously, my kids were thanking me while they were eating. It was like they’ve been eating 💩all their life until this came along. 😂 Not kidding, they fought over who was getting the leftovers the next day!

I was happy they liked it, but it was kinda hurting my feeling since all I did was throw it all in a crockpot instead of cooking over a hot stove for an hour like I normally do. 🤔Maybe I need to think about changing all my recipes to crock pots. LOL!

The recipe actually called for chicken thighs but I used chicken tenderloins since I already had it at home from my ButcherBox. Also, go for really good salsa verde, don’t buy the cheap stuff! I got mine in the all natural & organic section at Kroger, but can’t remember the brand. I’ll look for it next time I go. I have used the Trader Joe’s Brand in the past too.

I served this with black beans & rice for the family and I just ate it by itself. I always use brown rice & I toast the rice with evoo before adding the water. For the black beans, I use organic and canned and I drain & rinse before using. Mix those together once the rice is ready. I thrown in some cumin & salt and that’s it.

Oh, I also forgot to add the cilantro, so that can be omitted too. 🙂 We added sour cream (full fat people…stop getting fat free) and that’s it.

Try it and let me know how your family likes it. I promise you’ll feel loved at least for one night. 😊❤️

Shaun T Week Is Coming

Shaun T Week, June 12th, Melanie Mitro, Top Coach, Beachbody Coach, Lets do this

I am so stinking excited to announce that Shaun T has new workouts ready to blast our fat!!  Shaun T is launching Shaun T Week To Beachbody On Demand on June 12th 2017.  It is 1 week of fitness, but it is about changing your life and transforming your mind and body.  It is about getting motivated to get connected to your fitness, to your mental journey and to continuing on with your progress and reaching your health and fitness goals.

Shaun T Week, Beachbody On Demand, Melanie MItro, Top Coach, Lets do this

What Is Shaun Week?

Shaun Week: Insane Focus is a seven-day, intensive, full-body boot camp developed by Shaun T to motivate you to dig deeper than you ever thought possible. Expect to be challenged, wiped out, and totally reinvigorated with cardio, intense strength conditioning, abs/core, and lots and lots of sweat. Shaun will tear you down, but build you back up better than before.

What: Seven days of furious, fat-atomizing workouts that are 30-40 minutes in length.

When: Starting June 12.

Who: Anyone looking to get fit. The workout’s modifier makes it adaptable to all fitness levels.

Where: Exclusively on Beachbody On Demand.

When Does It Start?

Our accountability group officially starts on June 9th with the workouts beginning on the 12th, and it goes day by day  live on Beachbody On Demand.  You will not be able to look ahead.  Each workout is posted live that morning.

How to get it?  You need to make me your coach and get Beachbody On Demand through me as your coach.

Secondly, there is a great modifier so even if you don’t like being down on the floor you can modify with Shaun T and he gives you that option.  These workouts are like the best of Shaun T, his greatest hits!


The Workouts:

Insane Basics:  Go Slow, form over speed, work through it.

Pure Cardio Part 2:  It is going to be amazing!  You don’t go to the floor at all.

Insane Weights:  This workout is hitting the weights in an Insanity format.

25 Abs:  25 minutes of abs that is so ridiculously amazing that you will need to pray before do it! LOL

BrickSanity:  Asylum strength and T25 mixture and a lot of insane craziness!

Speed 4.0:  Speed workout similar to what you did in T25 Speed 1.0 and 2.0

Dig Deep is how you end the week with a bang!  This is BANANA’s YO!!!!  This sounds like Friday Fight From Max 30.

So it won’t stop at the end of 7 days.  There is a lot more in store for you after those 7 days!

What’s Your Next Steps?

This is going to be incredibly awesome and I cannot wait to put together an exclusive group for this program and I want to do it with you!  Are you in?? Do you want to join me?

  1. Complete the application below to get the details on how you can join.
  2. I must be your assigned coach through Team Beachbody and I can give you the directions for how to do that in the application process.
  3. You must be willing to participate everyday for the entire week.


If you would like to join me in Shaun T Week fill out the application below and I will walk you through the process of getting involved.

I can’t wait!  Let’s rock our first full week of summer together!!  It’s about to get real!!!


21 Days to Healthier Habits – FREE

This FREE online support group is designed to give you small, daily challenges that will make a BIG difference in your overall health and wellness. You could lose a few pounds too! Share this with your friends and family and let’s support each other on becoming healthier.

To join, please email me at with SUBJECT: 21 habits



An Important Exercise for Moms

How do you prepare for tough workouts?

I really needed to read this article today on the site! I know my biggest issue is being “too busy” to eat properly before jumping into an intense workout like P90X or Insanity. I have to get better about about eating so that I can get the most from my workouts. I’m thinking I need to schedule an alarm to go off to remind me to eat! 🙂

What do you think, how do you get through your hardest workouts?

Tips for Getting Through Your Toughest Workout
By Zack Zeigler
“I’m battling a set of Gap Jumps on minute 36 of P90X’s Plyo X, and I’m getting my butt handed to me. I’m breathing heavily, sweat is dripping onto the rug, and my wet-noodle legs might not allow me to clear the next invisible gap Tony Horton insists I leap over.

I want to quit and do something—anything—else instead of finish what is left of the workout. But I don’t. For some reason, it’s important that I prove to you, a stranger, that I’m no quitter!

Trouble is, that’s not entirely true. Although I stuck this one out, I bail on my workouts more often that I’d like to admit. I’m too tired. I’m too pressed for time. I’m already too ripped. Okay, that last one’s an overstatement, but you get the idea: I manufacture reasons as to why stopping makes more sense than continuing.

I’m not sure why I do that, or more importantly, how to reverse the process. Thankfully, sports psychologist Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter , author of Sports Psychology Coaching for Your Performing Edge: Mental Training for Performance in Sports, Business, and Life, does. Dr. Dahlkoetter has worked with handfuls of top-level athletes—including five Olympic gold medal winners—as well as countless people who simply want to live healthily and look halfway decent naked. She also won the San Francisco Marathon in 1980. She knows a thing or two about how to make it through your toughest workouts.

1. Mentally Prepare

“People can fail from not being in touch with their bodies,” she says. Some Beachbody® workouts will wipe you out. (There’s a reason the plyometric workout in P90X2® is called Plyocide and not Plyo-this-might-be-kinda-tough.) But understanding, embracing, and anticipating that you’ve signed up to tackle a ball-busting workout can help you size up the challenge and muster the fortitude required to overcome it.

Woman and Man Working Out2. Find a Workout Buddy

If during a grueling workout you find yourself taking a break from taking a break after you just got finished taking a break, consider recruiting someone to train with you. Researchers at Kansas State University found that people who train with a more skilled workout partner who doesn’t cheerlead you through the workouts worked out for longer periods of time.1 That’s because this competitive attitude supposedly makes you not want to feel like the “weak link” and encourages you to work harder.

3. Get into a Routine

Make your workout session as much of a priority as you would other important daily activities, like brushing your teeth, getting to work on time, or DVRing America’s Got Talent. “Build a routine so you’re doing [your workout] at the same time each day,” Dr. Dahlkoetter suggests. “If you don’t have a routine, the workout becomes a low priority that might get overlooked.”

4. Make Your Goals Specific

Measuring Tape Around an AppleInstead of saying you want to “lose weight” or “look better,” come up with specific goals you want to accomplish, like “losing six pounds,” or “finally fitting into my wrestling singlet from college.” Those details will offer you something tangible to strive for. The S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-targeted) goal technique has proven to be popular and effective for constructing a plan of attack, whether you’re tackling work projects or getting through a workout.

5. Use the 3 Ps

It sounds pretty hippie, but Dr. Dahlkoetter has “Three Ps”—Positive Images, Power Words, and Present Focus—that can actually help. Studies show that athletes who visualize themselves winning are more likely to succeed.2 Visualize the whole process, from going to bed at the right time to finishing your workout, and you’ll be more likely to get through it, improving your overall concentration in the process.

Then, create some “Power Words” to help you push through those super-tough moments. I’m usually spewing four-letter words after about 25 minutes of most of my workouts. Instead, try this exercise: On a piece of paper, write all of your excuses, self-doubts, and negative thoughts about the workout on the left side. Then, on the right side, write what the opposite of that would be. For example: If you write you’re “too tired” on the left side, write your “mind and body are stronger and healthier each day” on the right. When you’re lagging, tell yourself those things you’ve written on the right side of the paper.

And, finally, focus on the present. From worrying about work to your kids to whether the Inland Empire 66ers are going to cover the run line (I’m letting it ride on you, fellas!), we all have plenty of daily stresses to contend with. But your workout shouldn’t be one of them; in fact, it might be the only hour of the day you get to focus entirely on yourself. To do that and offer your best effort, you need to be present from beginning to end. That said, during your Wall Sits or another difficult move that doesn’t pose a high risk of injury, feel free to let your mind wander to your “happy place.”